Information Technology

Huawei and the DTPS take students to China

Huawei and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services are sending a second batch of 10 South African students on a two-week study and...

South Africa ranks 30 for worldwide innovation influence

South Africa has ranked moderately in a report showcasing how domestic policy can foster global innovation. South Africa came in at 30 out of 56 countries. Kenya was the only other African country to be featured in the rankings.

Wildlife experts trained in rhino forensics

African and East Asian wildlife experts gathered for a workshop in South Africa on Monday to be trained in the identification of rhinoceros horns, DNA sampling of horns and wildlife crime scene investigation.

Datatec in £7.3m UK acquisition

South African IT company Datatec is to acquire British business intelligence software provider Inca Software from its parent company, Avisen plc, for £7.3-million (about R82-million).

African countries step up SKA bid

African countries that have partnered with South Africa in its Square Kilometre Array bid met in Ghana recently to step up their efforts to trump a competing bid from Australasia to host what will be the world's most powerful radio telescope.

Oldest 2010 volunteer ‘ready to serve’

Nelson Mandela Bay is named after South Africa's world-renowned "elder statesman". It is fitting, then, that the oldest 2010 Fifa World Cup volunteer applicant also hails from the city. And 79-year-old Amrit Daya even shares a birthday with the great man.

Supercomputers to the rescue

South Africa and Egypt have pooled their supercomputer capabilities to help develop a quicker response time to disasters on the continent.

Vodacom unveils R100m data centre

Vodacom has unveiled a R100-million state-of-the-art data centre in Johannesburg. The 1 000 square metre facility has the capacity to host up to 20 000 dedicated client servers or up to 650 000 virtual machines, allowing companies to do away with their own costly data centres.

India offers Africa trade privilages

India is to offer trade privilages to African states, including a duty-free tariff scheme to 34 least developed countries, as the world's fourth largest economy seeks to increase trade between itself and the continent from the current levels of some US$30-billion per year.

Outsourcing to South Africa

As companies worldwide respond to increasing cost and efficiency pressures, South Africa is becoming a favoured international location for business process outsourcing and offshoring.